Exchange offer

Exchange offer
An offer by the firm to give one security, such as a bond or preferred stock, in exchange for another security, such as shares of common stock. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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exchange offer UK US noun [C] FINANCE
an occasion when a company offers to buy its own or another company's shares from existing shareholders offering securities (= financial assets such as shares and bonds) as payment instead of cash: »

The mobile communications group improved 4.5p to 38.5p after agreeing a share exchange offer said to be worth 41.9p a share.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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